Watch this recent webinar, "ESG, GRESB & Reporting: What’s New for 2024 for CRE Owners and Operators,” where we took a deeper look at the impact and evolution of ESG, GRESB, and Reporting with Brenna S. Walraven, an internationally recognized leader in commercial real estate and sustainability, and Amy Fisher, a real estate thought leader with Grace Hill.
During this informational webinar, owners and operators learn about:
• Marketplace context for ESG.
• Clearer definitions of ESG terms and acronyms.
• Components of an effective ESG strategy.
• Benefits of participation and changes to GRESB.
• Engagement pathways and resources.
Brenna Walraven, CEO and Founder of Corporate Sustainability Strategies (CSS), Inc.
She has a proven track record in helping clients execute business case approaches for improved efficiency, resilience, carbon neutrality, and environmental, social, governance, and resilience (ESG+R) stewardship.
CSS clients represent approximately $320 billion in Assets under Management (AuM) globally across all real estate sectors, including office, retail, industrial, healthcare, multifamily, hospitality, and development assets.
Brenna is active with Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, having served as Chairman and Chief Elected Officer. She partnered with BOMA International and the Clinton Climate Initiative to develop the BOMA Energy Performance Contract (BEPC) model toolkit and was the founding chair in the development of the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP®), which has provided efficiency training to over 36,000 individuals.
She served on the Real Estate Roundtable board of directors, and since 2000, has been a member of the Sustainability Policy Advisory Council. She also served on California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Real Estate Leadership Council and has testified before the United States Congress on energy efficiency and sustainability.
Brenna has an undergraduate degree in economics and an M.B.A. in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate, both from the University of Southern California.